About CFS Fly-Fishing

Current Flow State is me, Nick Parish, a Portland, OR-based writer and editor, magazine and newspaper journalist and all-around media dude and deals chiefly with how fly-fishing explains the world.

I’ve written about all sorts of different things, from travel to sports to technology to advertising. But I like writing about fly-fishing most of all.

I caught my first trout on Michigan’s Au Sable at age eight (yes, on a worm) and have loved every aspect of fishing ever since. Luckily I renounced the tools of the devil in my late teens. As the Michigan Fly-Fishing Club motto goes, “Qui vermes mergent nin inferis frigent,” or “those who dip worms shall roast in flames”.

CFS is my online notebook, a place for me to collect writing on fly-fishing, conservation, stories from trips, gear reviews and generally try to understand how all this stuff explains the world.

I’m a pretty good fishing companion in that I always am ready to roll no matter how early, I know how to read a map and I can make a half decent cup of stream side coffee or tea. Get in touch if you’d like to go fishing, and thanks for reading!


Love for:


Michigan Fly Fishing Club
the Michigan Fly Fishing Club
Veteran Anglers of New York
Veteran Anglers of New York

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